Thank You Vinsk. That makes sense M5C:
c= corded grip
5= 35 inch
I printed it out as I am starting a new hobby refurbishing brass putters. I have 10 Achusnet Bullseyes which I am working on.
Nice drill, I'll have to try it.
Speed control is typically my strong point in putting, but I pretty much never practice speed when putting indoors or on carpet. Inside I typically focus on mechanics line alignment, ball position, start line, etc then outside on an actual green I practice speed and green reading.
Correlation does not equal causation. Nearly every tour pro focuses on one primary shot shape and they aren't hitting snap hooks everywhere. There was probably something in your swing that caused the snap hooks, and good chances are it was there both when you were hitting both shot shapes, and when you were just focused on one shape, it was just easier to notice when you were focused on one specific shape.
It might be because you are practicing with a specific purpose/goal, which requires you to be more aware of and have better face and path control. Sounds like its a good thing to practice, but I still think there is A LOT of value in having one primary shot shape.
I know I'm only a sample size of one, but I've managed to get my handicap fairly low and break par multiple times with one single shot shape, a slight fade. The only time I ever hit a draw is if I am behind a tree and have not a single other option. Tucked left pin with a hard left to right wind? I'm still hitting a fade. Probably starting the ball at the pin and letting it fall towards the center of the green. Dogleg left off the tee? I'm hitting as far as I can out to the corner of the dog leg. I'm not trying to sling a draw around there just because the hole is shaped that way.
Every once in a while at the range I'll practice hitting little punch draws of varying curve amounts just to make sure I can still do it for when I absolutely need it, but when I'm on the course every shot I see is fairly straight with a slight fall to the right